Liveblog: Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades


Canadiens never quit.
Give them that.
With a shortened bench, playing their second game in two nights, they made a third-period game of it.

But the D was dreadful.


  1. gmur says:

    horseshoes, grenades AND curling…

  2. Habsolutely says:

    Gomex sucks. He sucks making 7.5 and he would still suck if he made 1.5. He’s soft, he contributes nothing to the offense and he’s a liability defensively. I’ll be glad when he’s gone and his apologists move on to someone else.

  3. Toe Blake says:

    JM presser: Good team coming off some tough losses. They were fully ready for tonight’s tilt.

    Question for our bilingual readers: Why wasn’t our freakin’ genius ready?

  4. HardHabits says:

    The PP goal was because Plekanec left his usual position on the blue line. He took over from the side boards (which is where he should be), made the play to Cammy who passed it to Gio. Gomez was on the ice for the group hug.

  5. Habbu says:

    Your highest paid players have to be your best or most valuable. How long does this organization wait?

  6. jo_maka says:

    Let me see if I understand…..

    So, in full tweak mode, Eller is sent out with Patch and DD. The young stud make a gorgeous play, set up the first goal.
    Then what ? got benched ?………what ? To come back with Mathieu ”Jessica-don’t-like-my-PP” Darche and Travis ”Soft-hand” Moen….

    PK is only on the PP with 30 secs remaining……

    And Diaz is on duty for the last minute with an empty net……

    Only in the System does this make any kind of sense.

    Open-mindedness is not a skull fracture

  7. Hali_Hab says:

    I wish Gomes would just get a season ending injury! Seriously just when eller gets going Gomes comes back and JM is giving him the ice time. Brutal!!! I don’t know who drives me crazier JM or GOmes

  8. JoeC says:

    If Price played, and he should have, we woulda won this game.

  9. nejad123 says:

    gomez can be the water boy for now on

    I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
    Muhammad Ali

  10. Propwash says:

    Love the half-baked pissing and moaning about Martin and his coaching.
    My bet is, 99% of any other coach in the NHL would do the same thing line combowise given the circumstances.


  11. Habbu says:

    So we let the Isles get their 5th win of the year…..pathetic

  12. JoeC says:

    Gomez – 1 no points 16 mins
    Eller 1 point -1 12 min

    Ya your an F’ing amazing coach JM

  13. JasonM says:

    Can’t believe Gomez has over a minute shift at the end of that one.

  14. Toe Blake says:

    OK, now on to the Jm presser. Stop comparing this retard franchise to the Yankees!

  15. Marc10 says:

    They did it again. Sleep walked through most of the game and came up short. Nice work.

    And this against a team that’s going nowhere… again…

    I’d buy the whole ‘2 games in 2 nights’ angle and the ‘they never quit’ or ‘they ran into a hot goalie’, but they sat on their arses for a good chunk of the game and gave it away.

    They were only allowed to crawl back in because the Isles lack discipline.

  16. duffy says:

    Just when you think this team might be on the right track,there is a major train wreck fire the coach.

  17. HardHabits says:

    Too little. Too late.

  18. Timo says:

    Worthless team. Even more worthless coach. Ah well… mediocre through and through. No surprises.

  19. Bugs says:

    Couldn’t’ve asked for a better opportunity at the end there…

    Back from the Brink’s boasts L. B. Potter, esq.

  20. joshbenn says:

    Too little too late

  21. Toe Blake says:

    This team sucks largely because their coaching sucks. And, make no f’n mistake, Martin doesn’t just suck, he freakin’ blows!!!

  22. Vladdy Mondavi says:

    The NYI feed is pronouncing Gorges as “gorgeous”

    Opinions are like kittens, I’m giving them away.

  23. Rad says:

    Attaboy Jacques, call a timeout with 7 seconds left, we’re gonna win the game right here.

  24. Habsolutely says:

    why are you allowed to curse here yet others get banned for it?

  25. PureGuava says:

    Please stop playing Gomer. Please.

  26. JasonM says:

    Gomez and his impossible passes.

  27. JoeC says:

    And Gomez is our clutch player so he should be on the ice the last 20 seconds

    *smacks head*

  28. Stev.R says:

    You know what I hate, crybabies who give up on a game before its over. Its the main reason why Boone is in a box living vicariously through people who know how to work hard.

  29. Toe Blake says:

    Let’s strap it on and win this game!

  30. Habbu says:

    C’mon Jacques get that number 11 back on the ice NOW

  31. Toe Blake says:

    Isles’ announcers, “Gorgeous on defense!”

  32. HNS says:

    Two more goals and we are out of here.

  33. Habfan4lfe says:

    Oh oh maybe JM has it right people. Turn to more offensive style in last 5 mins 2 goals down. Wohoa! that notepad might be working people!

    Oh my god Eller is not benched anymore! wow BOW TO THE NOTEPAD!

  34. roady says:

    wtg Gionta…nice

    take your drink to the end of the bar buddy…come on now, don’t be a fool…

  35. Mr_MacDougall says:

    Not really about the “game” tonight…

    Of the current players within the Habs organization name 6 players you’d like to see suiting up for the Habs regularly five years from now.

    Mine are Price, Subban, Plekanec, Pacioretty, Tinordi, Cammalleri.

  36. Propwash says:

    Well, hey, waddya know!
    I blame Gionta.


  37. punkster says:

    The Captain leads the charge.
    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  38. Toe Blake says:

    That’s good on him, but the team sucks tonight!

  39. JoeC says:

    Plecks on the first PP wave again, since its SOOO FRIGGIN AMAZING.,


  40. Toe Blake says:

    Darche is gonna break this sucker wideeeeeeeeeeeee open!

  41. Toe Blake says:

    Those who adhere to the bilingual thing really have to get over it. I mean is it really that important that the coach can do a Maurice Chevalier “Thank Heavens for little trade?”

  42. JoeC says:

    Eller, Moen and Darche

    Another prime example that JM is the greatest coach in the nhl, its not like Eller didnt setup a goal tonight

    And Gomez gets promoted again and is minus 2?

    When will you JM lovers realize how much of a mistake each and every game PG lets JM coach? wow

  43. Gerry H says:

    Where the heck has Eller been until two minutes ago?

  44. Bill says:

    Uh, why was Eller benched though?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  45. ponyboy says:

    Well well well. Eller is out there with Moen and Darche. Oh what’s that, a sting cycle that draws a penalty??? Interesting…..

  46. JasonM says:

    Please put Subban on first! PLEASE

  47. Malice says:

    I hate how eller is always with the worst players

    Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness was

  48. PureGuava says:

    Martin is a horse$&@” coach

  49. Habbu says:

    Cammy Cammy Cammy wide open net and you fook it up

  50. Matt. says:

    i say the canadiens create a new number one line. Darche Gomez and Weber, and JM can play them 40 minutes a game

  51. Rad says:

    OH, THE GREAT GOMER! Look at that sucker fly to nowhere!!

  52. JasonM says:


  53. Propwash says:

    Well, this ain’t gonna work out…..


  54. Toe Blake says:

    OK, let’s do the yank-a-round for ten minutes!

  55. AceMagnum says:

    We need a legitimate sniper. Not to score goals…. but to snuff out Jacques Martin

  56. PureGuava says:

    It’s time to send Morticia to Hamilton.

  57. joshbenn says:

    If they score on this pp it’s they’re back in it

  58. Stuck_in_To. says:

    Desharnais may not win every battle but he makes a ton of good stuff happen out there.

  59. HardHabits says:

    Gomez on the first wave wouldn’t surprise me.

    When will the Plekanec on the point experiment end.

  60. Bugs says:

    Wouldn’t say no to a goal on this powerplay, I don’t mind tellin yehs.

    Back from the Brink’s boasts L. B. Potter, esq.

  61. Danno says:

    It’s now or never


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  62. Habbu says:

    Don’t get any sort of feeling that someone is gonna step up and bring us back in this one.

  63. roady says:

    nice pass Plekanec…you pussy

    take your drink to the end of the bar buddy…come on now, don’t be a fool…

  64. roady says:

    just what we need……more Darche…less Cole….JM is a genius

    take your drink to the end of the bar buddy…come on now, don’t be a fool…

  65. RC-51 says:

    J. Carter wants out of Columbus, what/who would it take to get to Montreal?

  66. ponyboy says:

    Gomez= disappointment.

    Why oh why oh why doesn’t JM play Eller more this period?? Put him with Cole and Patches for one shift PLEASE!!!

  67. 4m3y2j says:

    Hey Boone-Stop ragging on Budaj,the last goal was tipped by Subban,the ,he held them in in the 1st periodm=,they left him out to dry on several of those goals.You are such a damm whiner

  68. Toe Blake says:

    Call me flatulent, but my ass has more momentum that the Habs!

  69. Oh Mike, this is sooooo brutal. A great came against a decent but struggling team and we can’t beat one of the worst teams in the league. Budaj may be a nice guy, but he simply sucks. Two decent games to now and we see his real side. The D is one big hole. I stopped watching MSG+. Couldn’t take it anymore just like you said, anyone think they’ll come back? Nope, that is the problem with our team. It seems no heart. Who cares about Gill. He has lead in his skates. . The young guys need a couple of years, so we’ll have a couple more of these up and down middling years until we can find SCORERS! We can’t score when we need to. Sorry guys. One good game does not a comeback make. This game was a gimme.

    Promote the Youth, Support From The Veterans and Remember the Heritage!

  70. Habfan4lfe says:

    4 players already back in their end, you know your offensive strategy sucks when…..

  71. HardHabits says:

    I think Gomez should start pricing condos in Hamilton.

  72. Toe Blake says:

    I hope you guys have the time of your lives at the Summit Saturday night, but I think it may be found at the bottom of a bottle. The Rags are gonna beat the crap out of these knuckleheads!

  73. ponyboy says:

    Matt Moulson needs to be a Hab. Wonder if he would drop the U??

  74. Habfan4lfe says:

    @Boone, are you calling the 4th goal a weak goal? Wow. A rocket deflection into the top corner. WEAK goal. That’s absurd.

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